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Volunteers Sought for Group Expert-Judgment Study

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Researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute are seeking volunteers to participate in a study. The Quantifying Uncertainty for Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation research project is conducting a public call for participation from individuals who have recent experience executing a Department of Defense (DoD) program. This study explores how to calibrate individual and group expert judgment in the context of decisions about uncertain events within DoD programs. The study also explores the impact of those uncertain events on the cost of executing a program.

The call for participation is open now through November 30, 2015. Participants will gain knowledge of measuring expert judgment and techniques to improve their own judgments and estimations. After the experiment, participants will receive their personal test results in addition to summarized group results in a format that maintains individual confidentiality.

The experiments will be conducted across two half-days of remote participation. For more information about the experiment and to volunteer, visit

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